Category Archives: Pies & Tarts

RUSTIC MUSHROOM TART with BRAISED VEGETABLES

Come fall, I crave mushrooms. Read enough cooking magazines, and one can’t help but associate mushrooms, optimistically or vicariously, with professional foragers who supply The French Laundry and its ilk. Nice work if you can get it. But I’ve previously stated that, … Continue reading

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BASTILLE DAY: QUICHE!

  I can think of few things more classically French than a quiche. And Quiche Lorraine at that. You know, bacon, eggs, cream, all in a tender pastry shell. In the 16th century, it was prepared in a brioche crust … Continue reading

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MINI FRUIT TARTS

These were high on my list when I kept an eye out for cherry vendors on the way home the other day.  I pulled a disk of flaky pie dough from the freezer last night and let it thaw in … Continue reading

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TOMATO-GOAT CHEESE TART

You’ll need one disk of dough from Perfect Flaky Pastry, along with some really good tomatoes, tender scallion greens, and creamy goat cheese.  Basil, oh most definitely, and we’ll top it all off with shredded Parmesan. But possibly the most … Continue reading

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PERFECT FLAKY PASTRY

Among the many ways that past time is divided into knowable units, two come immediately to mind.  Geologically speaking,  the paleozoic era yielded to the mesozoic, and roughly 65 million years or so ago, we all sat down in the … Continue reading

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